Nomenclature of the tourmaline-supergroup minerals

  title={Nomenclature of the tourmaline-supergroup minerals},
  author={D. Henry and M. Nov{\'a}k and F. Hawthorne and A. Ertl and B. Dutrow and P. Uher and F. Pezzotta},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  pages={895 - 913}
  • D. Henry, M. Novák, +4 authors F. Pezzotta
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry
  • American Mineralogist
  • Abstract A nomenclature for tourmaline-supergroup minerals is based on chemical systematics using the generalized tourmaline structural formula: XY3Z6(T6O18)(BO3)3V3W, where the most common ions (or vacancy) at each site are X = Na1+, Ca2+, K1+, and vacancy; Y = Fe2+, Mg2+, Mn2+, Al3+, Li1+, Fe3+, and Cr3+; Z = Al3+, Fe3+, Mg2+, and Cr3+; T = Si4+, Al3+, and B3+; B = B3+; V = OH1- and O2-; and W = OH1-, F1-, and O2-. Most compositional variability occurs at the X, Y, Z, W, and V sites… CONTINUE READING
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